Thursday, June 9, 2011

I Thee Wed

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. With the faintest color of pink in the fabric, this wedding dress is a sight to behold. Released in 2003 and designed by Michele Tibbetts, this circa 1957 gown would make any bride groom proud!

From the story card:

1957 marked the year of one of Gene's most beloved comedies: "Personal Secretary." Filmed in wide-screen and in glorious MonolithiColor, audiences returned again and again to see Gene as the secretary who dreams, schemes and finally lands her handsome boss.

One of the big audience pleasers was the wedding dream sequence early in the film.

Gene, newly hired as a personal secretary to the boss, has fallen head over heels, hopelessly in love with him. It's all she can do to maintain a degree of decorum whenever he's around.

It's right after lunch. Afternoon dictation is over. The office is warm in the summer heat. And, sitting at her desk, she drifts into the cotton candy cloud of a lovely dream…

A wedding all in pink: bridesmaids, groomsmen, the groom (her boss, of course), the guests—even the minister is in pink. She literally floats down the aisle in a pink wedding gown, taking her place next to her boss, who takes her hand and says, tenderly, "With this ring I thee wed… With this ring I thee wed… With this ring… This ring… Ring… Ring… Rinnnnngggggg…"

Suddenly, she realizes that the phone on her desk is ringing off the hook. Flustered, she returns to reality and picks up the phone, practically shouting "I do! I mean, I will!! I mean—oh ring, ring, ring-a-ding-ding!" And with a sigh, she buries her head in her arms and plops dejectedly on her desk just as her boss steps up behind her…

And audiences howled with laughter!

A tear of joy that can only be wiped away by that "something old," a treasured handkerchief.

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